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San Diego Opera General Director Previews 2019-2020 Season

Oct. 21
By Beth Accomando

The 2019-20 San Diego Opera season opened with "Aida" over the weekend. General Director David Bennett previews the upcoming season.

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San Diego Opera Opens New Season With 'Aida'

Oct. 18
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Opera launches its 2019-2020 season with a well-proven grand opera from Verdi. But this production of "Aida" tries something different.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 180: Dolemite, Eddie Murphy, and Rudy Ray Moore

Oct. 11
By Beth Accomando

Rudy Ray Moore may not be a household name but all that could change with the release of "Dolemite is My Name," Eddie Murphy’s passion project about singer, stand up comic, actor and film producer Rudy Ray Moore.

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Kurt Cobain's 'Unplugged' Sweater, Guitar Head To Auction

Oct. 9
By Associated Press

The turquoise-bodied left-handed guitar was on display for several years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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OnStage Playhouse Brings 'Carrie: The Musical' Back To Life

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

October is the month of Halloween and OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista has a production of "Carrie The Musical" to fit the season.

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GI Film Festival Runs Through Sunday With Diverse Lineup

Sept. 24
By Beth Accomando

The fifth annual GI Film Festival San Diego opens Tuesday night and continues through Sunday.

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Neil Young Is Vindicated As Amazon Debuts High-Quality Music Streaming Service

Sept. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Young said in a statement that Amazon offering a high-quality streaming option “will be the biggest thing to happen to music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago.”

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'Voice Of Romance' Singer Johnny Mathis To Perform In San Diego On Sunday

Sept. 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Mathis, who will be 84 at the end of September, is marking his 63rd year as a recording artist.

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Diversionary Theatre Launches 34th Season

Artistic director Matt Morrow says the theme is 'we are'

Sept. 12
By Beth Accomando

Artistic director Matt Morrow previews Diversionary Theatre's 34th season and explains its theme of "We Are."

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Silent Hike Takes San Diegans On A Meditative Musical Journey

Sept. 11
By Jade Hindmon

Composer and pianist Murray Hidary is hosting a silent hike experience at Cowles Mountain Sunday.

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San Diego Bluegrass Band Prairie Sky Performs In The KPBS Studio

Sept. 5
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the final installment of Midday Edition's first summer music series we hear from one of San Diego's finest bluegrass bands. Prairie Sky stopped by the KPBS studio to perform and talk about Appalachian music.

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Bi-National Band La Diabla Combines Traditional Cumbia Music With Spirit Of Tijuana

Aug. 29
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

The band La Diabla brings its bi-national dance party wherever it goes. As part of the Midday Edition Summer Music Series, musicians Ivan Rodriguez, Adrian Rodriguez and Jose Bolanos stopped by the KPBS studio to share their influences and some history about cumbia music.

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What's Your Favorite California Song?

Aug. 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The New York Times has put together a Spotify playlist filled with California-inspired music. Times chief pop music critic Jon Pareles will be in San Diego Friday to talk about the project and share some of his favorite tracks.

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San Diego Underground Film Festival Strives To 'Deviate From The Norm'

Aug. 20
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Underground Film Festival celebrates its fifth year with continued expansion.

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Euphoria Brass Band Brings West Coast Second Line Jazz To KPBS

Aug. 22
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

As part of the Midday Edition Summer music series San Diego's Euphoria Brass Band stopped by KPBS to share their special brand of funky west coast “second line” jazz and talk about how they started.

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